Structure Data and the Competitive Landscape

Structure Data 2014 was another excellent Gigaom event. To anyone who has ever been to one, this is no surprise. Here’s my pick of the most interesting sessions and related news. Intel and its Hadoop distribution strategy Strange as it may sound, Intel has its own Hadoop distribution. Or at least it did up to […]

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Unlikely PaaS alliances, strange offerings, and variable gauges

Recently we’ve seen developments in PaaS offerings that may strike some as odd or surprising: first, RedHat offers Microsoft .Net and SQL Server as cloud services, and then Microsoft offers Oracle’s flagship database, WebLogic Server middleware and Java on its Azure platform as “license-included virtual machine images” in the Windows Azure Image Gallery. What’s this […]

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On APIs, JSON, Linked Data, attitude and opportunities

I’ve been meaning to revisit some of the things i’ve been writing about and getting feedback on lately – APIs, the JSON vs. XML “non” debate and Linked Data. My focus was going to be on JSON-LD as the low-hanging fruit of Linked Data, and this week some news came out that gave me the […]

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